From the Niagara Falls Review:
Marineland will return to court Feb. 23 to answer to 11 charges of animal cruelty.
Lawyers for the Niagara Falls tourist attraction requested and received a deferral during a brief appearance Thursday morning at Provincial Offences Court.
Marineland owner John Holer did not attend.
From Yahoo! Canada Celebrity:
Deadmau5 may have sold his Purrari, but he has some new animals on his mind. The Niagara Falls native has come out in protest of his hometown’s theme park and aquarium, Marineland, for keeping animals captive.
On Monday, the 33-year-old music producer wrote a blog on his website entitled “Deer Marineland,” urging the park’s owner, John Holer, to remove the park animals and keep the rides.
The Toronto Star has an interesting article where they share details of emails that Mayor Jim Diodati and his assistant sent back and forth and how they tried to craft their message about the Marineland crisis.
It’s a case study in political spinning — the good and the bad.
Last August, Niagara Falls, Ont., Mayor Jim Diodati scrambled to contain the damage after a Star exposé about the treatment of animals at Marineland, according to internal documents.
But within a few days he was bewildered and wondering why constituents were so furious at him. Everything he did seemed to go wrong.
The subject of one email read: “Everyone hates Marineland — but YOU!”
“It’s pretty disappointing how one-sided most of the emails and comments/arguments are . . . very unbalanced,” the mayor wrote his executive assistant.
The story exploded on social media, and Diodati’s BlackBerry didn’t stop buzzing for days.